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Archive for September 2012

Converting to e-book: An author’s strategy

Sep 11th, 2012 | By
"They tell you they are going to help you do it, but they don't, so I hired eBook Architects in Austin, Texas to do that for me, and now the book looks great.”

JJA Member Updates: September 2012

Sep 10th, 2012 | By

Looking for proof that jazz is alive and well? You’ll find the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association after the jump. We never sleep!  If you are a JJA member and would like your recent activities included in the next installment of Member Updates, send a brief paragraph beginning [read more]

3rd JJA webinar Sept. 19: “Writing Jazz Biographies”

Sep 5th, 2012 | By
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Three writers of lives of pianists whose careers overlapped — Paul de Barros, Robin D.G. Kelley and Peter Pullman, respectively documenting Marian McPartland, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell — will discuss their experiences of research, reconstruction and relationships with sources during “Writing Jazz Biographies,” the third JJA online “panelar.”  Moderated by JJA president Howard Mandel, the panelar is scheduled for … [read more]

Dave Oliphant’s KD: A Jazz Biography: A Review

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

KD: A Jazz Biography

By Dave Oliphant

Wings Press, 2012, 200 pps., $19.95 hardcover

With its rich and dark portrait of Kenny Dorham on the cover, Dave Oliphant’s KD, A Jazz Biography  is nicely packaged and neatly presented. To be precise, what it presents itself as is a poem, a 200-page epic on the subject’s involvements and achievements in his … [read more]